Past Winners of The Palme D’Or | Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is widely considered one of the greatest showcases of cinema in the world, one of the most prestigious stages for any filmmaker. Here’s a list of all of the past winners of Cannes’ most regarded prize, the Palme D’Or:

During the period 1946 to 1954, before the creation of the Palme d’or, the “Grand Prix du Festival International du Film” award was given by the Jury.

1946: The “Grand Prix” was awarded to all 11 selected films for the competition:

The Turning Point (dir. Fridrikh Ermler)
Men Without ings (dir. František Čáp)
The Last Chance (dir. Leopold Lindtberg)
Iris and the Lieutenant
(dir. Alf Sjöberg)
Portrait of Maria (dir. Emilio Fernández)
Rome, Open City (dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Lowly City (dir. Chetan Anand)
Brief Encounter (dir. David Lean)
Pastoral Symphony (dir. Jean Delannoy)
The Red Meadows (dir. Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen, Jr.)
The Lost Weekend (dir. Billy Wilder)

1949: The Third Man (dir. Carol Reed)

From 1951 to 1954, the Grand Prix prize consisted of a certificate and a work of art signed by the artist:

1951:
Spiegel Van Holland (dir.Bert Haanstra)
Fröken Julie  (dir. Alf Sjöberg)
Miracolo a Milano (dir. Vittorio De Sica)

1952:
The Tragedy of Othello : The Moor of Venice (dir. Orson Welles)
Due Soldi di Speranza (dir. Renato Castellani)

1953:
Le Salaire de la peur (dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot)

1954:
Jigoku-Mon (dir. Teinosuke Kinugaza)

The Palme d’or was created in 1954 on the instigation of Robert Favre Le Bret. It was awarded for the first time in 1955.

1955:
Marty (dir. Delbert Mann)

1956:
The Silent World (dir. Jean-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle)

1957:
Friendly Persuasion (dir. William Weyler)

1958:
Letiat Jouravly (The Cranes are flying) (dir. Mikhaïl Kalatozov)

1959:
Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)  (dir. Marcel Camus)
1960:
La Dolce Vita (dir. Federico Fellini)
1961:
Viridiana (dir. Luis Buñuel)
Une aussi longue absence (The Long Absence) (dir. Henri Colpi)
1962:
O Pagador de Promessas (The Promise) (dir. Anselmo Duarte)
1963:
Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)  (dir. Luschino Visconti)
1964:
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (dir. Jacques Demy)
1965:
The Knack and How to Get It (dir. Richard Lester)

 

From 1964 to 1974, due to copyrighting issues, the Palme d’Or award was temporarily replaced by the Grand Prix.

1966:
Un homme et une femme (A Man and a Woman) (dir. Claude Lelouch)
Signore e Signori (The Birds, the Bees and the Italians) (dir. Pietro Germi)
1967:
Blow up (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

1969:
If  (dir.Lindsay Anderson)

1970:
M.A.S.H. (dir.Robert Altman
1971:
The Go-Between (dir. Joseph Losey)
1972:
La classe operaia va in paradiso (The Working Class Goes to Heaven) (dir. Elio Petri)
1973:
Il Caso Mattei (The Mattei Affair) (dir. Francesco Rosi)
Scarecrow (dir. Jerry Schatzberg)
The Hireling (dir. Alan Bridges)

1974: The Conversation (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

In 1975, the Palme d’or was reintroduced and remains the festival’s top-award to this day

1975:
Chronique des années de braise (Chronicle of the Burning Years) (dir. Mohammed
Lakhdar-Hamina)

1976:
Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese)
1977:
Padre Padrone (dir. Vittorio and Paolo Taviani)
1978:
L’Arbero Degli Zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs) (dir. Ermanno Olmi)
1979:
Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) (dir. Volker Schlondorff)
1980:
All That Jazz (dir. Bob Fosse)
Kagemusha (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

1981:
Czlowiek Z Zelaza (Man of Iron) (dir.Andrezj Wajda)
1982:
Missing (dir. Costa Gavras)
Yol (dir. Yilmaz Guney)
1983:
Narayama-Bushi-ko (Ballad of Narayama) (dir. Shohei Imamura)

1984:
Paris Texas (dir. Wim Wenders)
1985:
Otac Na Sluzbenom Putu (When Father Was Away on Business) (dir. Emir Kusturica)
1986:
Mission (dir. Roland Joffé)
1987:
Sous le soleil de Satan (Under the Sun of Satan) (dir. Maurice Pialat)
1988:
Pelle Erobreren (Pelle the Conqueror) (dir. Bille August)
1989:
Sex, Lies and Videotape (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
1990:
Wild at Heart (dir. David Lynch)
1991:
Barton Fink (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
1992:
Den Goda Viljan (The Best Intentions) (dir. Bille August)
1993:
Bawang Bieji (Farewell my Concubine) (dir. Kaige Chen)
The Piano (dir. Jane Campion)
1994:
Pulp Fiction (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
1995:
Underground (dir. Emir Kusturica)
1996:
Secrets and Lies (dir. Mike Leigh)
1997:
Unagi (The Eel) (dir. Inamura Shohei)
Tam’e Guilass (Taste of Cherry) (dir. Abbas Kiarostami)
1998:
Mia Eoniotita Ke Mia Mera (Eternity and a Day) (dir. Theo Angelopoulos)
1999:
Rosetta (dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
2000:
Dancer in the Dark (dir. Lars Von Trier)
2001:
La Stanza de Figlio (The Son’s Room) (dir. Nanni Moretti)
2002:
The Pianist (dir. Roman Polanski)
2003:
Elephant (dir. Gus Van Sant)
2004:
Fahrenheit 9/11 (dir. Michael Moore)
2005:
L’Enfant (The Child) (dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
2006:
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (dir. Ken Loach)
2007:
4 Luni, 3 Saptamini si 2 Zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) (dir. Christian Mungiu)
2008:
Entre les murs (The Class) (dir. Laurent Cantet)
2009:
Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (The White Ribbon) (dir. Michael Haneke)
2010:
Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2011:
The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick)
2012:
Amour (Love) (dir. Michael Haneke)
2013:
Blue is the Warmest Color (dir. Abdellatif Kechiche) (Also awarded to the two leading actresses, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux)
2014:
Winter Sleep (Kış Uykusu) (dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
2015:
Dheepan (dir. Jacques Audiard)
2016:
I, Daniel Blake (dir. Ken Loach)